Could the atoms of the periodic table be standing waves in time within a Universe of continuous energy exchange that we see and feel as the passage of time? This process is formed by the spontaneous absorption and emission of light interacting with the atoms or elements of the Periodic Table. We have an emergent future continuously unfolding photon by photon with each new photon electron coupling or dipole moment. The wave particle duality of light and mater in the form of electrons is forming a blank canvas that the elements of the Periodic Table can interact with forming the possible into the actual. Water is a good example of this with the atoms bonding together forming water molecules with hydrogen bonds between the water molecules continuously breaking and reforming creating the characteristics of flowing water over a period of time. This is not just a process over a period of time the absorption and emission of photon energy when the hydrogen bonds form and break forms the flow of time itself within the reference frame of the water with the future coming into existence with each new photon oscillation. Because we, like everything else are made of atoms or elements, we are an interactive part of this process with an emergent future relative to the energy and momentum of our own actions! At the most fundamental level this process of energy exchange represents a universal process of spherical symmetry forming and breaking. This process of symmetry forming and breaking forms the disorganization or entropy and also the potential for every greater symmetry formation that we see in cell life!
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